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Misconceptions About Wrongful Death Claims In Utah

What Misconceptions Do People Have About Wrongful Death Claims In Utah?

You Can Bring Two Separate Claims When a Loved One Has Died

One thing people don’t realize is that in the State of Utah, you can actually bring two separate claims when a loved one has died. You could bring a wrongful death claim, as well as what’s called a survival action. The survival action is a little bit different and allows the descendants of state to recover damages for injury suffered by the deceased person, such as pain and suffering before the actual death.

The Statute of Limitations On a Wrongful Death Claim is Only Two Years

Another misconception or misunderstanding is that people don’t know that the statute of limitations on a wrongful death claim is only two years, compared to four years for a typical personal injury claim. So, those claims need to be made sooner to preserve the statute of limitations.

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